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How many quarts for my 4.0 V6 oil change?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ap53, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 12, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    ap53

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    I cant find my owners manual and I cant remember how much oil should I put in my 06 V6 pre runner with an oil filter change ?? Can some one tell me what is Toyota recommendations.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    5.4 qts for the 4.0
     
  3. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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  4. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    rule of thumb for all v6/v8 engines.. put 4 quarts in, run the engine 10 seconds, shut it off, let the engine sit so the pan fills back up, check your dipstick, add accordingly.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    Thank you all, for the help.
    That’s what I did, 4 quarts in and I checked the dipstick and it looked ¾ full.
    I just thought double-checking is forth it?
     
  6. Nov 12, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    Yah, because you'll never empty ALL the old oil out, so its good to not just add 5 quarts in and cross your fingers becuase you'll burn up some goodies in that engine real quick. (thats the technical term for engine parts - goodies) ;) Just 4 in and usually just need that last 1/4 to 1/2 quart.

    change your oil filter every other oil change to save money, and you'll be set. just remember to reset the computer otherwise you'll have that flashing yellow light on your dashboard for a bit. Check your owners manual for instructions.. i believe someone wrote up something about it a few posts back..
     
  7. Nov 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    The amount listed in the owners manual will probably already compensate for whatever oil is left in the crankcase. Adding 5.4quarts immediately is just fine. I actually put 5.5+ since I run a larger oil filter and change it every time.

    The dipsticks on these trucks are VERY difficult to read.

    If you change the filter every other oil change - then the quanity required is even less. Read the owners manual.

    To Reset the maint light. Press and hold the trip button. Turn key to ON Position. Continue holding the trip button. On the dash readout - you'll see some dashes. Continue pressing the trip button - and I can't remember what the last thing it does ...maybe zero's or 3 dashes. CAn't remember.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2008 at 3:40 AM
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    Thanks for the reset instructions I was going to ask for this next, I still can’t find owners manual.
     
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    I go with 5.5 qts.
    Even if it's 1/10 of a qt over,it sure won't do any harm.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    Why would you not change your oil filter with every oil change??
    Would you wipe your ass with used toilet paper? Probably not so why would you expect a used filter to keep new oil clean??
    Filters are not that expensive.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    Someone seems a little unhappy in their first post here at TW. Plus this is a 5 year old thread. The poster may not even be here anymore lol.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2013 at 5:31 AM
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    Yep new to forum also new to me tacoma and was looking for info when Google found this post for the info I was looking for. Did I check the date of the post? No! Was I unhappy we'll I didn't think so it was just a comment. But if making comments makes me look angry perhaps I should not have joined this forum?
     
  13. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    Making comments (in first quote) will not make you any friends on this forum.

    For real...... think about it. How would you feel if someone responded to YOU in the same manner?

    Keep it clean. Keep it respectful. Keep it positive. Nobody likes negativity.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    Well said eta.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    Well said ftw
     
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    LOL agreed! Cheap insurance!
     
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